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If you start searching for the right diet to lose weight, you might be surprised at the number of opposing theories and options available: "eat no fruit"; "eat only fruit"; "eat no carbs", "eat the right carbs", "eat no fat", "eat the right fat", " count calories", " don't count calories". Makes you wonder if there is any method to such regimes.

Before we begin, if you have missed the weekend post about the robo advisory template check that out: Key features of the freefincal robo advisory software template read more

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Many readers have asked me to explain how a financial plan is created with examples. I requested SEBI registered fee-only financial planner (meaning, no commissions and works only for you), Sukhvinder Sidhu to explain the financial plan creation process with an example. This is meant for those new to DIY investing and also those who wish to understand the role of a financial planner.

Sukhvinder is one of the most ethical and honorable people I have had the pleasure of interacting with. He spoke at the first Delhi DIY meet in March 2015. He is also in the freefincal list of fee-only financial planners read more

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Financial products get mis-sold every minute of every day. Interpretations of what constitutes miss-selling depend on who you ask. They range from persuasion (bending the rules) to outright fraud (breaking them).  In this case, the victim is the buyer. There is yet another form of miss-selling where both the buyer and seller are victims. In this post, let us look at what constitutes honest miss-selling and why it probably more dangerous than normal miss-selling. read more

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Here is a short video of how I track my financial goals - progress to early retirement and my son's education. I have also linked two add-ons - a PPF tracker and advanced retirement calculator that can be inserted into the freefincal automated mutual fund and financial goal tracker.

Announcement: You Can Be Rich Too With Goal Based Investing is now 30% OFF at Amazon (hardcover ₹ 278) and at Flipkart . The Kindle edition(you can use the free app to read it). is available for only ₹90.74.  The Google Play Store edition (read on PC/Tab/mobile) is also available for the same price. Grab them before the offer ends! read more

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Here is version 3 of a Google spreadsheet that allows you to track mutual funds and stocks and map them to different financial goals. This is entirely developed by friends. Version 1 was by Guhan Ramanan. Version 2 by Amol Wable and now version 3 by V Muthu Krishnan.

Before we begin, You Can Be Rich Too With Goal Based Investing is now 30% OFF at Amazon (hardcover ₹ 278) and at Flipkart . The Kindle edition(you can use the free app to read it). is available for only ₹90.74.  The Google Play Store edition (read on PC/Tab/mobile) is also available for the same price. Grab them before the offer ends! read more